Various Artists – Fraser Macpherson from the Pen Of (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Various Artists - Fraser Macpherson from the Pen Of (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz] Download

Various Artists – Fraser Macpherson from the Pen Of (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:48 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Fraser MacPherson was known as an interpreter of Great American Songbook classics. From The Pen Of features musicians performing his originals. Cellar Music has assembled a cast of all-star musicians from around the globe to play the original compositions of iconic Canadian tenor man Fraser MacPherson. Appearances by the likes of tenor saxophonists Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen and Grant Stewart, along with young up and comers like Jocelyn Gould and Virginia MacDonald, show just how revered MacPherson is.Fraser MacPherson, composer. Those are words you don’t hear together often. Or ever. My dad (known to all his friends as Fras, which rhymes with jazz) was more of an interpreter of the great American songbook than someone who would pen obtuse jazz originals. If an original was called for, it was usually blues-based with a pretty melody – something steeped in the tradition of the melodies he usually improvised on.

Throughout his 43-year professional career, Fras only wrote about a dozen originals. I always loved these tunes, some of which he had recorded publicly, some of which only aired on a single radio show. Twelve years ago, I heard Joani Taylor sing her own lyrics to someone else’s original, so I approached her after her… more


1-01. Scott Hamilton – Night Spot (06:12)
1-02. Virginia MacDonald – Queen’s Pawn (04:37)
1-03. Jocelyn Gould – It’s A Human Race (03:41)
1-04. Steve Kaldestad – Rabbit’s Habit (07:03)
1-05. Stewart Grant – Up In Steve’s Room (03:44)
1-06. Evan Arntzen – Why Am I Blue? (04:20)
1-07. Harry Allen – Waltz For Willi (06:45)
1-08. Ryan Oliver – Our Blues (05:12)
1-09. Joani Taylor – For Your Love (05:09)
1-10. Cory Weeds – Ol’ Bill’s Blues (04:02)
1-11. James Danderfer – Theme (04:57)


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